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Osler Library of the History of Medicine

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, opened in 1929 to house the collection of rare medical and other books donated by Sir William Osler (1849-1929), the renowned physician and McGill graduate and professor. Initially comprising 8000 titles listed in the Bibliotheca Osleriana, the collection – one of the world’s outstanding ones - has grown to around 100,000 works including rare monographs, journals, archives and prints, as well as scholarly public...



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by Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf Faqīh Ilyās. author
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84 unnumbered pages ; 27 x 17 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Islam -- Medicine.,...
[2], 27 [i.e. 25], [1] pages : illustrations, portrait (engravings) ; 47 cm (fol.)
Topics: Human anatomy -- Atlases -- Early works to 1800., Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Anatomy.,...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283, author
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646 unnumbered pages ; 32 x 19 cm
Topics: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works., Geography, Arab -- Early works to 1800., Manuscripts, Persian.,...
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by Ketham, Joannes de, active 15th century
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68 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, coat of arms, portraits (woodcuts) ; 32 cm (fol.)
Topics: Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800., Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Medieval.,...
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by Monnet, Charles, 1732-1809
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42 leaves : col. ill. (crayon manner engravings) ; 33 cm.
Topics: Anatomy, Artistic., Anatomy, Artistic. -- https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000716, Atlas. --...
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by Brooke, Margaret, artist, author
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16 unnumbered leaves, 34, that is, 35 leaves, 4 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 39 x 26 cm
Topics: Brooke, Margaret -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc., Human anatomy., Musculoskeletal system --...
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by Kisir-Ashur, son of Nabu-tuklat-su, former owner; Scheil, Vincent, 1850-1940, former owner.; Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937, former owner.
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1 tablet with double sided engraving ; 10 x 9 cm
Topics: Medicine., Eye -- Diseases., Mesopotamia., Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634., Eye Diseases., Iraq.,...
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by Abū al-Muẓaffar ibn Ardashīr ibn Kayqubād, author
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46 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 15 cm
Topics: Therapeutics., Medicine, Persian., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Islam --...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Salvage, Jean-Galbert, 1770-1813, author; Bosq, Jean, engraver; Leroux, Jean Marie, 1788-1870, engraver; Utkin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1780-1863, engraver; Wolfsheimer, Isaak, active 19th century, engraver
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4 unnumbered pages, iv, 61, 3 unnumbered pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates, 20 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 63 cm
Topics: Human anatomy -- Atlases., Anatomy, Artistic., Human figure in art -- Atlases., Anatomy., Atlases.,...
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by Nāgawrī, Shihāb al-Dīn ibn 'Abd al-Karīm. author
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164 unnumbered pages ; 24 x 15 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Islam -- Medicine.,...
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by Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919, former owner.; Osler Library. Manuscript. Persian 7785/87.
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2 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 15 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian., Islam -- Medicine.,...
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by Ghāfiqī, Abū Jaʻfar Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1165
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iii, 568 unnumbered pages, bound : color illustrations ; 25 x 18
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Topics: Herbs -- Therapeutic use., Materia medica -- Early works to 1800., Pharmacognosy., Materia medica,...
McGill University Library
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[16], 262, [26] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Monsters., Abnormalities, Human -- Early works to 1800., Abnormalities, Severe Teratoid --...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Kamata, Keishū, 1794-1854. Geka kihai zufu.; Nakajima, Genkaku, illustrator; Ushigome Hisao, former owner; Tōrinken Juku, issuing body; Ushigome sekkostuin, former owner
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3 folded leaves of plates, 29 folded leaves : ink and watercolor on hōsho paper, illustrations ; 26 x 18 cm
Topics: Bones -- Pictorial works., Osteopathic orthopedics., Medicine -- Japan., Human anatomy -- Pictorial...
McGill University Library
by Weber, Moritz Ignaz, 1795-1875
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1 volume : all illustrations (some color) ; 55 x 74 cm
Topics: Human anatomy -- Atlases., Anatomy., Atlases., McGill University Library Digitized Title, ",...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Najīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, -1222, author
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80 pages ; 21 x 15 cm
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Topics: Medicine, Medieval., Islam -- Medicine., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
McGill University Library
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16 pages
Topics: Osler, Vaccination., Vaccination -- Complications., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
1 unnumbered leaf, 63 leaves : colour illustrations, 1 coat of arms; 22 x 15 cm (in box 24 x 18 x 6 cm)
Topics: Osler - Room, Briaud, André., d'Allez, François., François II de Rohan, -- 1480-1536.,...
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by Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919, former owner.; Osler Library. Manuscript. Persian 7785/55.
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124 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 12 cm
Topics: Pharmacopoeias., Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian., Islam...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Falamankī, Ḥakīm Shalīm author
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206 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 x 17 cm
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Topics: Medicine, Arab -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Arab., Islam -- Medicine., Herbs --...
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by Tunakābunī Daylamī, Muḥammad Mu'īn ibn Muḥammad Zamān, 11th century, author
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296 unnumbered pages ; 21 x 16 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Islam -- Medicine., Manuscripts, Persian --...
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by Producer not identified
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51 eyes : colour ; in box (17 x 27 cm)
Topics: Eyes, Artificial -- 19th century -- Specimens., Eye, Artificial., McGill University Library...
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by Noël, Suzanne, 1878-1954, author
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84 pages : illustrations
Topics: Surgery, Plastic., Beauty, Personal., Facelift., Rhytidoplasty., McGill University Library...
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by Kaḥḥāl, ʻAlī ibn ʻĪsá, -1038 or 1039
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157 folios : paper ; 210 x 140 (150 x 80) mm
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Topics: Medicine, Arab -- 11th century., Ophthalmology -- Early works to 1800., Eye -- Diseases -- Early...
McGill University Library
by Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535
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[12], CCCLVIII [i.e. CCCLXII] pages : illustrations, portrait ; 30 cm (fol. in sixes)
Topics: Alchemy -- Early works to 1800., Alchemy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Osler...
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by Avicenna, 980-1037. Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt; Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274; Rāzī, Fakhr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar, 1149 or 1150-1210
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[258] leaves.
Topics: -- 880-03Avicenna, -- 980-1037. -- Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt., Logic -- Early works to 1800.,...
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by Nafīs ibn ʻIwaḍ, -approximately 1449, author
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518 unnumbered pages ; 30 x 19 cm
Topics: Ibn al-Nafīs, ʻAlī ibn Abī al-Ḥazm, -- 1210 or 1211-1288. -- Mūjiz al-Qānūn.,...
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by Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727
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[8], 383, 400-510, [2] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. (4to)
Topics: Mechanics -- Early works to 1800., Celestial mechanics -- Early works to 1800., McGill University...
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by Muḥammad Mahdī-'Alī khān Bahādur. author
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10 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Hippocrates., Medicine, Greek and Roman -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Arab., McGill University...
vii, 66 leaves
Topics: Cleary, Bridget, -- approximately 1869-1895., Witchcraft -- Ireland., Trials (Witchcraft) --...
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by Aḥmad, ʻAlī. author
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594 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 15 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian., Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Medicine,...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
82 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Syphilis, Cutaneous., Pregnancy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Syphilis, Cutaneous,...
[8], 160 pages
Topics: Horace -- Parodies, imitations, etc., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler -...
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by Gibb, G. Duncan (George Duncan), Sir, 1821-1876, author
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2 volumes (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Physiology., Manuscripts, English -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Quebec., Lecture.,...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, 1608-1679
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2 v. ([12], 376, [12, 4], 520 pages, [18] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Gravity., Animal locomotion -- Early works to 1800., Mechanics., Locomotion., Biomechanical...
[35], 412 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Medicine., Plague., Gangrene., Medicine, Military -- Early works...
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by Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919, former owner.; Osler Library. Manuscript. Persian 7785/52.
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40 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 13 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian., Islam -- Medicine.,...
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by Bourdon, Amé, 1636 or 1638-1706, artist
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1 painting ; 184 x 42 cm
Topics: Bourdon, Amé, -- 1636 or 1638-1706., Anatomy, Artistic -- Pictorial works., Bones -- Anatomy --...
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by Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
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36 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm
Topics: Canadian Convalescent Hospital (Wokingham, England), Bear Wood Park (Wokingham, England), World...
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by Joannes Jacobi, -1384. De pestilentia.
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iv, 210 leaves : illustrations
Topics: Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Plague -- Early works to 1800., Poisons -- Early works to 1800.,...
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by Gibb, G. Duncan (George Duncan), Sir, 1821-1876
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20 cm of textual records
Topics: Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George Duncan), -- Sir, -- 1821-1876 -- Archives., Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George...
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3 preliminary leaves, 100 pages 20 cm
Topics: Prostitution., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Robertson, Prostitution
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Imām Ghulām. author
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161 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 15 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Medicine -- Religious aspects --...
xiii, 599 pages
Topics: Mental Health., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Robertson Collection, Mental...
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by Allāhābādī, Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Mīr Akbar ʻAlī. author
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54 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Therapeutics., Materia medica., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Therapeutics, Materia...
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v . ; 21 cm
Topics: McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine., McGill University -- Faculty of Medicine., Schools,...
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by Kamata, Keishū, 1794-1854. Geka kihai zufu.; Nakajima, Genkaku, illustrator; Ushigome Hisao, former owner; Tōrinken Juku, issuing body; Ushigome sekkostuin, former owner
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3 folded leaves of plates, 29 folded leaves : ink and watercolor on hōsho paper, illustrations ; 26 x 18 cm
Topics: Bones -- Pictorial works., Osteopathic orthopedics., Medicine -- Japan., Human anatomy -- Pictorial...
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by McGill University. Faculty of Medicine
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v . ; 21 cm
Topics: McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine., McGill University -- Faculty of Medicine., Schools,...
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v . ; 21 cm
Topics: McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine., McGill University -- Faculty of Medicine., Schools,...
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by Shams al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Bakhsh Aymanābādī. -19th century, author
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volumes ; 34 cm
Topics: Islam -- Medicine., Medicine, Arab -- India., Medicine, Arabic., India., McGill University Library...
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by Gibb, G. Duncan (George Duncan), Sir, 1821-1876
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20 cm of textual records
Topics: Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George Duncan), -- Sir, -- 1821-1876 -- Archives., Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George...
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[218] pages 48 plates
Topics: Anatomy, Pathological -- Atlases., Diseases -- 19th century., Human dissection -- 19th century.,...
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by Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, former owner; Kaḥḥāl, ʻAlī ibn ʻĪsá, -1038 or 1039
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150 folios : diagrams ; 215 x 155 mm
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Topics: Medicine, Arab -- 11th century., Ophthalmology -- Early works to 1800., Eye -- Diseases -- Early...
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by Irmiyā Muṭrān Dimashq al-Kāthūlīkī al-Ḥimsī, copyist; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, former owner; Kaḥḥāl, ʻAlī ibn ʻĪsá, -1038 or 1039
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53 folios ; 210 x 150 mm
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Topics: Medicine, Arab -- 11th century., Ophthalmology -- Early works to 1800., Eye -- Diseases -- Early...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Najīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, -1222
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55 unnumbered leaves ; 24 cm
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Topics: Medicine, Arab., Materia medica -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Arabic., Materia Medica., McGill...
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by Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925?
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[352] leaves ; 35 cm.
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Topics: Medicine, Arabic -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Arab., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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146 pages
Topics: Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Therapeutics., Manuscripts., McGill University Library Digitized...
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by Aḥmad Ḥusayn. transcriber; Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919, former owner.; Osler Library. Manuscript. Persian 7785/46.
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60 unnumbered pages ; 23 x 14 cm
Topics: Medicine, Persian -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Persian., Islam -- Medicine.,...
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by ʻAqīlī ʻAlavī Shīrāzī, Muḥammad Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad Hādī, active 18th century, author
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768 pages ; 33 x 25 cm
Topics: Materia medica -- Iran -- Dictionaries., Materia medica, Vegetable -- Iran -- Dictionaries.,...
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by Ṭabarī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, active 10th century; Hippocrates
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447 leaves : paper ; 205 x 165 (150 x 105) mm
Topics: Hippocrates., Medicine, Greek and Roman -- Commentaries -- 10th century., Medicine, Arab -- History...
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72, [2] pages, 2 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Blood -- Circulation., Blood Circulation., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Osler...
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Title varies slightly
Topics: Hydrotherapy -- Periodicals., Health -- Popular works -- Periodicals., Medicine, Popular --...
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by Shepherd, Francis J. (Francis John), 1851-1929
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28 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: Shepherd, Francis J. -- (Francis John), -- 1851-1929., McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine --...
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by Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943; Steinhöwel, Heinrich, 1412-1482?; Sudhoff, Karl, 1853-1938
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4 preliminary leaves, 222, [6] pages, facsimile : illustrations [80] pages XXIV facsimile on 21 leaves
Topics: Steinhöwel, Heinrich, -- 1412-1482?, Medicine -- Early works to 1800 -- Bibliography., Plague --...